When you dream of your Big Day what do you picture? Is it a huge party with hundreds of guests cutting up the dance floor until the wee-hours of the morning? Or is it you and your new spouse sitting around a beautiful candlelit table sharing memories and a delicious meal with your closest friends and family? Today, we're talking more about the small guest count with close friends and family that makes for a beautiful intimate wedding.
Here is a breakdown of our favorite venues for your intimate wedding here in Orlando. These venues are equal parts charming and beautiful, sure to impress your guests and give you plenty of frame worthy photo-ops.
Envy's Top Picks - Intimate Venues For Small Weddings
$ = Affordable
$$ = Mid-Range
$$$ = Luxury
Winter Park, FL | $$ | Indoor/Outdoor | Lake View | Historic
The Capen House is a Historic home venue originally built in 1885 by one of Winter Park’s earliest residents James Seymour Capen. Though it remained a family home for over 100 years, more recently the home has undergone a painstaking restoration and now shares a campus with the stunning Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden and can be rented as an event venue.
Winter Park, FL | $$ | Indoor/Outdoor | Golf Course View | Historic
Stepping into Casa Feliz, guests are transported to the Spanish countryside. This “Happy House” was ironically built during the Great Depression in 1932. In 2000 the house was set to be demolished when the Winter Park community banded together to raise enough funds so that the home could be picked up and moved across the street to its current location on the Winter Park Golf Course. It has since been restored and now serves the community as a historic landmark, museum and event venue.
Winter Park, FL | $ | Indoor/Outdoor | Historic
Chapel & Hudson’s Cellar originally built in 1935 has been renovated into an event space with timeless elegance. The design of this venue boasts church pews, whitewashed walls, and beautiful chandeliers in the Chapel contrasted with romantic lighting and oversized iron doors in the cellar. Chapel & Hudson’s Cellar certainly serves as a stunning backdrop for any wedding or event.
Winter Park, FL | $ | Indoor/Outdoor | Garden
The Garden Villa’s lush and vibrant grounds are what fairytale scenes are made of. This stunning venue is operated and maintained by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. Whether you prefer to keep everything outdoors, indoors or a mixture of both, you’re in luck. The Garden Villa not only has its manicured gardens, but it also allows for indoor events in their beautiful banquet hall.
Maitland, FL | $$ | Indoor/Outdoor | Historic
This unique venue has several different event spaces in one! From their event hall to the various outdoor gardens and courtyards the Maitland Art Center has something for everyone. Our favorite space for intimate weddings at this venue is the Chapel and Mayan Courtyard. With its intricate carved stone and giant trees with spanish moss hanging overhead, this space creates an unforgettable aesthetic that speaks for itself and needs very little additional decor.
College Park, FL | $ | Outdoor/Indoor | Urban/Eclectic
The Acre is an eclectic collection of vignettes located on a one-acre plot. An urban oasis of sorts, this venue is unexpected and fun. There are countless ways to use the different spaces throughout the venue so no two events look alike. The Acre also has customizable wedding packages that are priced based on your guest count - so for intimate weddings it’s a homerun - checkout their “Garden Party Package!
Need Help Picking A Wedding Venue in Orlando?
Hopefully our roundup of intimate wedding venues gives you some food for thought as you determine what setting is right for your wedding! We'd be happy to schedule a tour for you and your sweetheart to see these intimate venues for yourselves - drop us a line if you're interested or need more information!